PFO, strokes and closure
I am scheduled for PFO closure surgery next month. After an ocular migraine last July (didn't know what it was - never had a migraine), and a series of tests, found out I have had "far too many strokes than I should have" for a person of 57. I saw the MRI - each layer of my brain was full of little white dots. After further tests, found a large PFO. Now scheduled for closure. Am worried because I have had 4 surgeries on one foot and learned that my body would not tolerate any sutures and threw out the sutures. Also could not tolerate a joint replacement. Am concerned my body will not tolerate the closure of the PFO but on the other hand, facing more strokes, perhaps one like that one that killed my aunt at 51 and my grandmother at 70.